- labor; toil.
Origin of swink
before 900; Middle English swinken, Old English swincan; akin to swing1
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Examples from the Web for swink
Blink, Swink and Jink said, “He wants a 106 crooked hat put on straight.”Rootabaga Stories
And if thou mayst not, then may we find somewhat to swink at for a wage, and so maintain thee and us.The Water of the Wondrous Isles
He sold out to Senator Swink and others and moved on to Chicago, his early stamping ground.
- (intr) to toil or drudge
- toil or drudgery
Old English swinc, from swincan
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